Published on August 9th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair


Malaysia’s 3rd National Car: DreamEDGE + Daihatsu

After months of waiting and unfounded speculation, we finally have concrete information on Malaysia’s 3rd National Car. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Focus of the 3rd Malaysian National Car

Malaysian Anchor Company: DreamEDGE Sdn Bhd

  • HQ in Cyberjaya
  • Founded in 2007
  • Has over 150 engineers in employment
  • Currently produces dental and healthcare products
  • Has a history of working in Oil & Gas, Rail, Defense, Ship Building & Repair and Digital, motorsport R&D and EEV projects
  • Company has developed robotics and AR work
  • CEO Mr. Khairil Adri Adnan has worked in Japan for a decade as an engineer
Timeline for the New National Car

Japanese Technology Partner: Daihatsu Motor Company

  • Proven track record of working as tech partner in Malaysian automotive industry
  • Has access to Toyota hybrid technology such as the 1.8 L 2ZR-FXE on the Daihatsu Mebius
  • Is a part of the MONET Technologies umbrella with access to most Japanese-sourced future mobility technologies
  • Has many exciting, upmarket, high-tech concepts floating around like the DN F sedan concept*, Hy Fun hybrid MPV Concept and the DN TREC crossover

*special thanks to Theophilus Chin for letting us use his render of a DreamEDGE DN F sedan as the Featured Image

New Technology Areas in the Automotive Sector

Important notes from MITI’s Press Release

  • Completely NEW Model with Advanced Technology
  • Will be based on tech from a global partner
  • Will be fully designed and developed by Malaysian engineers
  • Upper Body, Interior, HMI systems, NVH, ride and handling will be done by Malaysians

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